Hard drives?

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
graybalanced
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Re: Hard drives?
In reply to vdubreeze, Mar 2, 2013

vdubreeze wrote:

It's worth noting that with many external drives the only spec they give you is the rotation speed, which is helpful to know but isn't the whole story.

And until recently the speed of an external disk wasn't all that critical for everybody who used USB 2 drives, since USB 2 was so slow that the interface was the bottleneck and much slower than even a 4200RPM drive.

Now that we are on external drives with USB 3 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the throughput of the drive itself can actually make a difference.

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